- ETA 2824/2
- Specific Age
- July 2012
- Case Size
- Case Thickness
- Lug to Lug
- Box & Papers
- Box, Papers, Original Longines Strap.
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This is a beautiful 1950s Omega Bumper Automatic cased in a 14K Gold Filled case with matching gold hands and indices, paired on a lovely brown leather strap with an Omega buckle! Always love taking the caseback off to photograph a bumper automatic, the design is incredible and feeling of that weight bouncing from point to point when swayed is incredible. When I think of Omega I don't think of the huge, heavy and modern pieces I think of these beautiful smaller watches!
This watch is as close to NOS (New Old Stock) as you can get! It certainly is unworn with a few hairline scratches which would have developed from being stored over the many years. This unusually shaped watch comes with it's ORIGINAL leather strap, original buckle and original hand tag! All in fantastic condition and really add to the story of this watch.
As mentioned the case shape of this watch is really unusual and has many different angles and edges, but it goes even further than that. The dial has some incredible detailing with speckles which I assume are to resemble the deepest depth of the ocean as the watch is called "Sea Raider II". They resemble closely to Aventurine or Lapis Lazuli, insanely cool and usual!
Well for me there isn't much more to say about this beautiful watch! I have personally owned a Black Bay 36 for over a year now and it is amazing to get one in for sale to allow one of you to enjoy this incredible watch at such a great price! Full set with everything, great overall condition! Just do yourself a favour and get yourself this watch if you like the look of it, for this price I can guarantee you will not be disappointing!
Now what we have here is a VERY interesting offering from Girard Perregaux and one you probably not see again! This is the Ref. 7100 Sea Hawk with the beautiful white dial and Pepsi Style, with Gold Numerals, Sapphire Bezel! This watch is running the GP Caliber 215 which, from my research, the 7100 only used for the first 500 models made before they switched to the ETA 2892. This is a true dive watch with 500M of Water Resistance and yet is housed in a case that is 10mm thick, the engineering that has gone into this watch is beyond insane! It is also believed that approximately 2700 models were made in the reference 7100 & 7300 and that covers different variations within the references, such as dial colours and bezels etc! So of this white dial we can only imagine how many are actually out there!
But to add to all that above we also have the original box that the watch was sold in, it is a super funky, heavy and unusual case! It even comes with the outer box signed Girard-Perregaux, what more can you ask for? The outerbox and inner case do have signs of wear and some marks of damage, but functional and such a cool touch! The watch is paired on a custom leather strap that matches the watch perfectly, it currently only has 1 hole that will fit a 7 1/4 inch wrist, so once you get this watch you can go and get another hole punched in to fit you perfectly and enjoy this watch on this strap! Don't wait on this one because I don't think you'll see another come up, especially in condition like this!
When I saw this watch I just couldn't help myself, I had to buy it! Yes it is a homage to the AP Royal Oak, but this is so much fun for such little money in the grand scheme of things. The dial has developed a patina which has given it an almost star dust finish which is hard to capture, but when in the right light it really shows itself off! The bracelet is super comfortable and the wrist presence is very nice.
I think if you're dreaming of that Royal Oak but aren't quite there, this watch is the perfect thing for the meantime! It scratches that itch whilst still standing on it's own merits and being enjoyable... Who knows, when you get the Royal Oak you might still pull this out of the watch box for a bit of fun!
Points of Mention
The watch has a lovely black dial which has patina'd and developed an almost stardust effect, quite difficult to capture but feel free to email me and I can do my best to get some natural shots showing this effect. The case does bare scratches and the bracelet has some stretch, this wasn't a safe queen and was worn and loved. The folding clasp is still secure and snaps nicely, it comes with its entire bracelet and will fit a very large wrist. The watch will be fitted with a new battery.
I really like this watch and truly had to buy it when I saw it! Didn't even blink. I will be enjoying this watch from time to time until it can go off to its new home, I'll be quite sad when it does! But a watch like this deserves to be enjoyed.
This BOLDR is by no means a small watch that will fit under the cuff of your suit jacket, but if you're looking at purchasing this watch I will go out on a whim and say that is probably not what you are buying it for! This awesome microrband has provided the watch with an ever reliable Seiko NH35, this has given them the confidence of knowing a great movement is inside allowing them to focus on design. Which is done amazingly! This is piece numer 44/500. This watch is in as good as new condition, no marks or signs of wear on even the strap!
This is one of the latest offerings from Orient and they have really done well with the entire watch, from the designs and the useful complication on the dial showing the power reserve, to the fact they used a sapphire crystal, solid end links and a milled clasp! You really cannot go wrong with this watch if you are looking for a great dive watch that can service function incredibly well but also be a great watch to wear with a t-shirt and jeans.
I still get at least 1 email a week asking for the blue MONSTER I had previously... So to all of you who missed out on that beauty we have this gorgeous MONSTER for you, so don't miss out again! This is a 2nd Generation MONSTER which has the teeth indices and this one is also Pre Prospex! Which means no Prospex logo on the dial which I know is a bugbear for a lot of you out there.
Dan Henry is a brand that has been taking the collecting community by storm and proven incredibly popular, this 1970 was no exception. The watch is based on the super compressor divers of the 1970s and has done a very good job of paying homage to them whilst adding modern features. One thing immediately noticeable once the watch is in hand is the double domed mineral glass that is sapphire coated to make it more hard.
If you are looking for an affordable super compressor watch with heritage design but modern qualities then look no further, this watch offers an insane amount for the price, not least of which is an automatic movement.
Points of Mention
This watch comes with it's original box, watch sleeve and unstamped guarentee card. The watch is used but in very good condition and working well.
This is the first Dan Henry I have had the chance to have for longer than 10 minutes, I have to say I am very impressed. From handling them at various events I was quite impressed, but getting some proper wrist time has proven how nice the watch is. Also don't be scared away by the dimensions, the watch wears very well even on smaller wrists.